My colleague is going to have a baby and has already left the job for maternity reasons. And before she "retired" I gave her a card to wish her happy expectation and easy pregnancy.
I browsed through the Internet to find some inspiration and ideas, but the only thing I found were headless belly silhouettes with lots of "Prima" flowers. So I changed the idea of "happy pregnancy" to "happy expectation", because expectation assumes not only the existence of the belly, but also buying things for the baby, getting ready for his/her appearance etc. So there's gonna be a collage with baby stuff.
Inspite of the 8th month, the gender fo the baby is still unknown, so I had to forget about those traditional blue-boy and pink-girl color schemes. And I decided to stop by yellow and green.
That's what it turned out to be:
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The base of the card is ivory paper for watercolors, the bottom edge punched with flower design. Two side edges are cut with figure scissors and brushed with a green stamping pad, the top is embellished with a piece of ivony flower lace.
In the middle of the card there's a plaited mat: beige "suede" paper and checked green paper (Martha Stewart). And light green trimming on the edges.
The mat is topped with a tiny sweater. I knitted it with 2-mm needles from the embroidery thread. Cords, yellow trims and beads. Besides this sweater there's a baby-carriage charm (thanks to omelitsa (omelitsa.blogspot.com) ) and a pair of baby boots, crochet - there's very small. There's a photo of them in comparison to a coin (diameter of itabout 1 cm).
The shaker: wire, ribbon bow, and a part of a push through pack from the headache medicine filled with micro beads. That pack was pretty hard to find: all pills nowadays have absolutely unsuitable for hand crafts packages =)
I also wanted to add a greeting or a phrase on the card, but I though it was enough - the card already looks well equipped =)